Honeyvine is an unique species of milkweed due to it being a vining and climbing type! Sometimes given a bad rap but manageable with proper maintenance.
This beautiful perennial has small white fragrant flower clusters that are irresistible to pollinators of all kinds. A fast growing climbing vine that's very undemanding in care, drought tolerant and will take over if you let it. Planting in a large container with an acceptable location to climb is suggested to keep it from spreading by taproot. Since it so fast growing it is an excellent source of food for hungry Monarch caterpillars! Some research even suggest that monarch caterpillars grow faster while eating Honeyvine!
Native to most of the eastern half of the US. To prevent spreading prune vines back regularly, cut pods off (if not collecting seeds), cover pods with organza bags/wrap with bands, collect seed pods as soon as they start to open and remove new growth from ground while still small.
DO NOT use any form of pesticides including "natural" methods. They will all be detrimental to the Monarch caterpillars. To remove aphids/milkweed bugs spray off with water hose.
Keep away from children and pets. Toxic is large amounts if ingested. Protect eyes from sap when handling.
Plant in full to partial sun
Soil: Well draining soil, sand, clay & loam
Moisture: Dry to medium
Hardiness Zone: 4a-9b
Hight: Can climb 20+ feet
Spacing: 24-36 inches
Blooms from June to August